Current Exhibition

07 February 2020

FRACTION INTER ACTION

FRACTION INTER ACTION
A 12-hour Performance
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7, 12:00-24:00

Galleri Christoffer Egelund is proud to present a unique 12-hour performance Fraction Inter Action in collaboration with the renowned Danish artist Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen and 11 art students from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design.

In the hands of the 12 artists, the performance art medium will be examined throughout 3 days, exploring the opportunities and limitations of the open, public spaces of Copenhagen. The group will - unannounced - perform happenings and initiate different interactions with the public room and the people in it. Developing and testing ideas, exploring practices and collecting fragments of the city, the artists will reorganize and revisit the starting point of the performance, Galleri Christoffer Egelund. At the starting point, the happening will culminate, and the collected fragments and experiences will be transferred into the performance.

Fraction Inter Action presents us with 12 separate 12-hour performances, exploring the field of the individual interacting with the collective. By sharing a space and at the same time creating their own, the artists will examine the possibilities of social interactions in different types of spaces. Which makes us wonder, how different is an open space in relation to a closed room? Will the audience behave differently depending on the setting? And will the transition from a public space to a private gallery affect the performance?

During the 12-hour performances at the gallery, you as the spectator are invited to come and go, visit and revisit the space of the gallery, witness the transformation and follow the artists’ endurance and dedication. The performance also invites the spectator to be a central part of the show, by exploring their spaces, their function, their potential, and their significance. It’s an invitation to step inside and react, and maybe you're even willing to interact?

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (1970) born in Manila, Philippines has been living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark for the last years. During 1996-2002 she graduated with an MA from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. The artist has been the recipient of numerous grants and been a guest tutor at both The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen and at the Academy of Fünen. Currently, she's an Associate Professor at the Art Academy, Department of Contemporary Art at the University of Bergen in Norway. Cuenca Rasmussen has had several solo shows and participated in group exhibitions at SMK, Drawing Room, Manila, Horsens Art Museum, Copenhagen Contemporary to name a few. Her work is also included in important collections such as Museet for Samtidskunst Roskilde, Statens Museum for Kunst and KIASMA, Museum of Modern Art in Helsinki.

Participants

María Kristín H. Antonsdóttir (IS)

Vilde Jensen (NO)

Lovisa Ljungberg (SE)

Sofie Markinhuhta (SE)

Malin Bengtson (SE)

Tanja Silvestrini (NO)

Greta Gillham Wright (UK)

Iivi Melthaus (FI)

Madihe Gharibi (IR)

Victoria Gouzikovski (US/BY)

Veslemøy Flotve (NO)